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visited by homeland security secretary napolitano. david lee has more. >>reporter: many who live in staten island say this is the forgotten borough saying the authorities are doing too little too late. you can see why. this street is filled with more boats than cars. the storm surge lifted the boat as far as 100 yards and perhaps further. you can see the utility pole snapped in half like it was a toothpick and look at this boat, it landed on top of a car. the mayor has said help is going to be provided if areas where it is needed the most and many say it is needed in staten island as a top priority because it was here that 20 people lost their lives, the highest death count in all of new york city. among those who died a new york city police officer who was electrocuted in the basement and two young children swept away in the storm surge. the cries for help are getting answered. fema arrived here on the scene. janet napolitano is here on staten island and i quote, "we know staten island took a hard hit from sandy and we want do make sure the right resources are brought here to help the com
in the northeast. as millions remain without power homeland security secretary janet napolitano said the federal government is helping to restore electricity. >> the department of defense yesterday was airlifting utility crews with their equipment here to new york, to new jersey and other places impacted by the storm and more of those airlifts we anticipate to be coming over the coming days. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie putting pressure on utility companies. >> i'm getting these plans for the power companies. if they do not meet these deadlines, they're going to have big problems with me. >> reporter: in atlantic city casinos reopening for the first time since sunday when the approaching storm forced them to close their doors. residents are struggling to find gas for their cars and generators as many stations remain closed due to a lack of fuel and electricity. in staten island new york, david lee miller, fox news. >>> local runners speak out about the decision to cancel the new york city marathon. harris rosenswag was planning to run with a blind friend who traveled from ne
viewers, janet napolitano has been in staten island touring that devastated area. here she is right now. let's listen in. >> we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy. and so we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community which is so very strong recover even more quickly. just to give you a sense of an overview, it's been mentioned that this was a large storm. the area that sandy covered was roughly the size of europe. we had major disasters in a number of states that president obama already has declared emergency declarations in a number of states that have been declared. we have seen some huge impacts on things like the availability of power. and with of course the loss of power comes attendant losses on things like gasoline. so all of these things, all of these issues being worked now as the community comes back and as we work to support con ed and other utility companies in getting the grid back on. we have over 75,000 survivors in new york and new jersey who now have applied for disaster assistan
: is the homeland security janet napolitano temporarily waiving a rule to allow tankers enternortheast -- [ no audio ] >> apologize for that. having technical difficulties. >>> demolished homes, all that is left in some neighborhoods. the new york -- to see communities waiting for help and that it's taking too long. home owners are frustrated with fema. they have reached a breaking point. >> three years on my mind and. >> this is a terrible thing. >> it's traveling to each area affected by sandy and urging people to be patient as they work to get to their region. >>> easing up on speed camera fines in the district. the new plan going into affect. sue. >> when you see the pictures in new york, it's heartbreaking, isn't it? >> had a lot of cloudy days but we have nothing to complain about. i'll let you know if we bright everyone things up into the weekend and lindsay, it feels like hockey weather. >> it does. unfortunately, i have bad news. there is more bad news for hockey players and fans. plus, are you ready for hoops on the verizon center. we'll preview the wizards and we'll hear what rg iii and c
janet napolitano, secretary of national security, to the island today. here's what she said. >> we knew that staten island took a hard hit from hurricane sandy. so we wanto make sure that the ght resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community, which is so strong, recover more quickly. >> i can tell you that it's bitter cold. they have no electricity. e of the complaints is that all emphasis is on manhattan. i have a friend who's caped out in lower manhattan. they have no electricity in lower manhattan. con ed is making that emphasis to make electricity be restored. all you see is the trucks can get stuff out now that they have showed up. you don't see the utity company putting the electricity on. it is being restored in other parts. but the area hardest hit is still waiting. neil: what is remarkable is that a lot of local officials, the republican governor, a democratic president, each congratulating the other. ea congratulating local officials that they are on to of it. that things are getting better. but to look at the scenes and the people with om you have t
thank you vy much for all of the volunteers who have been contributing by just left secretary napolitano. the red cross, they are ifull ar now. fema on the ground, things are starti to happen. gerri: last night you said you were not happy with the response. now i hear you say we are getting help and i'm happy to see the response i am getting. >> absolutely, it is night and day. a big change from yesterday. today the calvary has come, what we have been asking for four days. we have had fema going door to door, we have a strategy meeting with the secretary just hours ago, talking about things we felt were falling through the cracks, things in the gap. but what about elderly people not in the catastrophe zone but have no power. they have been in their house for four or five days, nobody knows if they have gotten any food. i know the other elected officials on the island have been asking about coordinating. if they don't have food, we get it. things like that areinally getting coordinated. gerri: is red cross on the scene? speak of the national ceo came up to me and gave me a hug. they have
security secretary janet napolitano toured the area, vowing to do everything she could to help. plus, after insisting this sunday's new york city marathon would go on, mayor bloomberg canceled the race. many were outraged the city would take valuable efforts away from the recovery efforts for the marathon. tonight, city hall and race officials have called it off. meanwhile, look at this. cars lined up for miles to get gas. drivers in some cases waiting 20 hours as the supply dwindles, fighting with each other. there's one report that a guy pu pulled a gun at one gas station. tonight the military is delivering fuel to the disaster zone, sending 24 million gallons of extra gas, a welcome sign. the obama administration is hiring trucks to bring the gas to staging areas. all this is unfolding four days before the general election. president obama and governor romney fighting it out for every last vote, especially in the key state of ohio. today the latest cnn poll shows obama with a very slight edge there, but there's everything to play for. today, the last jobs report before election day was r
inner chris hayes this morning. the gas lines are very, very long. and right now, janet napolitano signed an act, a jones act, that they're going to allow oil tankers to come through into new york harbor from the gulf of mexico. so that's going to ease the pain at the pump a little bit. right now, gas prices, the national average is $3.50. in new york state, we're averaging at about $4. >> okay. hitha prabhakar, thank you for the update on the big three money headlines. >>> the october jobs report, we're going to get to more details about what that might mean for the election coming up. also today's one-minute playback. democracy plaza in 1952. we're going to give you a remarkable snapshot of the nbc election night coverage back then, which is pretty cool, a blast from the past, as it says. and now "weekends with alex witt" continues live here from democracy plaza right after this break. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back to nbc's democracy plaza live here in new york city just outside of rockefeller center. it is three days to go until election day. and joining me now is chris m
secretary janet napolitano did tour the area and promising resources and governor cuomo promising 100 million for relief for the victims of hurricane sandy and this morning, announcing a temporary deployment of gas trucks to try to help with the shortage. but these residents, they are just absolutely desperate neil and i'm joined by a staten island resident. >> good morning, how are you. >> reporter: tell me what it is you've been dealing with because you're all fired up. >> well, we're stuck on the avenue and a lot of other neighbors and we have no electricity, no phones, no cell phones, and what's happening, we can't get in touch with fema. we tried to put online applications and most of us do not have-- you have to go to neighbors. >> reporter: and check the internet and you say i don't have internet. >> i don't have it and i've been chasing fema since yesterday. they told me to go to susan wagner, they said to go down by the beach here and i found out supposed to be here at nine o'clock this morning and now they're on mount loretta. >> as you're chasing them around, what are you
secretary janet napolitano toured the destruction this afternoon. >> we want to make sure the right resources are brought here, as quickly as possible. >> reporter: the national guard can now be seen mobilizing supplies, meantime, today in san francisco -- >> romney's record at governor in dealing with disasters has raised doubts. >> reporter: senator boxer pushed for votes, criticizing governor romney. we asked the senator why a delay in relief supplies from fema to staten island. >> all i can say is they are getting the help they need. >> reporter: napolitano says search and rescue operations took priority, and now dozens of fema teens are helping those on staten island and beyond. >> almost $15 million is already on the street. this is assistance directly to individuals. >> reporter: 1.5 million customers are still without power in new jersey, 1.3 million in new york. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> coverage of the deadly storm continues, coming up at 5:45, east coast is not out of the woods. the new threat brewing that could send a strong winter storm directly at areas
recover even more quickly. >> secretary napolitano told reporters today they had fema and the national guard on the ground in the northeast with more to come. over 75,000 survivors have applied for federal disaster assistance already and the governor has already given out $15 million in aid. more than 8.7 million liters of water are in place for victims along with 2.6 million meals. the red cross has 258 shelters open across the region. federal officials are moving generators to hospitals and nursing homes still without electricity and the department of defense is helping to air lift utility crews into affected areas to get the lights back on. in new york, officials have restored power to more than 375,000 homes and businesses. people cheered when the lights came back on, gasoline is still tough to come by with lines stretching several miles in some locations across new york and new jersey today. some locations are still without electricity. so the gas cannot be pumped. officials have reopened the port of new york allowing more supplies in including fuel tankers brinking more than 200
. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this storm in the northeast, and more are on their way. >> reporter: tons of relief supplies were brought into floyd bennett field in brooklyn. national guardsmen and the red cross seemed a lot more visible and fema set up relief centers throughout the storm zone. >> fema was very helpful. they came out. we were in need of clothes. in need of food. and any donation that the people have given us, we're very grateful. >> reporter: because supplies and emergency services have been at such a premium, new yorkers have wondered all week why on earth the stay's legendary marathon was still on schedule to take place sunday. early this evening, it was canceled. and on staten island, where the race always begins, residents said thank goodness. >> thank god. my reaction is they're coming to their senses and realizing that these resources are going to be needed where it's truly needed. >> reporter: deputy mayor howard wolfson explained why. >> it bec
referenced, janet napolitano is on the ground right now in new york city as major problems persist after hurricane sandy. lines two miles long just to get gas. >>> and we're told within the last hour, there's a four-hour traffic jam in the lincoln tunnel. we'll get a live update for you. >>> plus, congressman todd akin was abandoned by the national gop establishment over his, quote, legitimate rape comments. but now akin is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a major ad blitz. the question is where is the money coming from? it is just one of the things we thought you should know, and you can joinous conversation on twitter. you can find us @tamronhall and @newsnation. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and su
that janet napolitano is going to visit staten island tomorrow. as we mentioned, people have been expressing a lot of frustration and the federal response, secretary napolitano will tour the area. still ahead, we remember the victims of the storm. we are learning more and more about the lives lost. the lives they lived. we'll remember them and pay tribute to their lives that ended suddenly when sandy struck. >>> so many people here in new york and new jersey and throughout the northeast have lost everything, others are still without power or having a lot of trouble getting around and waiting in long lines for gas. for some families, the toll that sandy took is much higher. at least 157 people were killed in this storm. 88 of them here in the united states. tonight we remember all of those who died. we want to take a minute just to get to know a little bit about some of their lives. as the swirling wind of sandy swept through southwestern connecticut, russell was doing the job he cherished as a volunteer firefighter. he was returning from a fire and authorities say he stopped his truck along
of homeland security janet napolitano is expected to arrive in staten island. many resident there is are feeling desperate, overlooked, and angry saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking, why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood and we're kind of just like fend for yourself. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, the f fury and frustration played out on live television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. >> reporter: it was called a disgrace. >> it's nowhere to be found. all the american red cross, all the people making these big salaries should be out there on the front lines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: the red cross says it's sendin
napolitano visited staten island today. she was here to help assure residents that they will be getting the assistance that they need. but, scott, the recovery here is going to be a long one. d,uses are destroyed, power lines are down, the destruction is everywhere. >> pelley: anna, it was just earlier today that the mayor insisted that the marathon would go on. word that he has canceled it now is just reaching the runners where michelle miller is tonight. michelle? >> reporter: scott, that is definitely the case. we spoke to a group of irish runners who arrived just today. they are furious. they say they spent some $30,000 to fly over here today. they understand what the people are going through but they just believe that postponing the race this late in time was just the wrong decision. some 47,000 runners were expected to compete on sunday but critics say that starting the race in staten island, a place so devastated by the storm was insensitive and that it would be a drain to vital emergency services. mayor bloomberg originally insisted it would not be but then the public outcry gre
are crying out for help. today, homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit staten island with fema. >>> new york city's subway system is still down. other tunnels are without power because they are located in parts of the city in the darks. >>> a new problem flaring up, they are running out of gas. cars and gas powered generators. a lot of people are using those. frustration turning into anger and rage on long lines across the tri-state area. the shortages may not end for another week. >>> people waiting for hours, some waiting for so long, the gas stations actually close without them getting a single drop of fuel. rob is following all of this. rob, i was driving in at 2:30 a.m. and there was a line for gas that looks like it was three hours long at 2:30 a.m. this is bad. >> reporter: yeah, it's crazy. that may be the average. anywhere from a half mile long to, in some cases in new jersey a full mile long to get gasoline. the problem is two-fold. you have gas stations out of power and unable to pump. you have some with power but they don't have gasoline. why? many shut down before
janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way down the garden state parkway. people waiting to get in to get gas line, so it is one heck of a long line. there has been frustration at some of the gas stations, as you can see. at this station they have police
of homeland security, janet napolitano, and she explained why getting help has taken so long. >> we have been prioritizing getting generators to places like hospitals and nursing homes where the needs are greatest. places where, for example, our first responder cars need to be able to fill up with gasoline so they need pumps there, generator pumps to pump the gasoline so the fire trucks and police cars still operate. so that has been the focus for the first couple of days. >> the situation here, though, still dire. right now the death toll just on staten island alone, 20 lives, many expect that as this recovery effort continues, the death toll is only going to increase. >> david lee miller with the harsh reality on staten island tonight. the storm destroyed many businesses up and down the coast and there's no telling yet how many people are out of work as a result. but the feed to released the final monthly employment report before the storm. it shows companies added more than 170,000 jobs last month, but at the same time the unemployment rate ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. probably the reason,
, now, homeland security secretary janet napolitano did tour the area yesterday with fema, promising resources. governor andrew cuomo of new york promising $100 million for relieve for these victims of hurricane sandy, and even this morning, announcing there will be a temporary deployment of gas trac trucks to help with the shortage. the residents are desperate and i'm joined by a staten island resident, good morning to you. >> good morning, how are you? >> reporter: tell me, what have you been dealing with? you are all fired up. >> what is going on, we are stuck on this avenue, and a lot of neighbors are and we have no electricity, no phones, no cell phones and we can't get in touch with fema. we tried to put on-line applications and most of us don't have internet access... >> reporter: you checked the internet and you said, i don't have internet. >> i don't have it and, i have been chasing fema and they told me to go to susan wagner and go down by the beach, here and now i found out, we are supposed to be here at 9 o'clock and now they are... >> reporter: you are chasing them aroun
fill up on odd days. janet napolitano signed a waiver to deliver gas to northeast ports. the new york governor have announced the first of 8 million gallons of gas has been delivered to his state with another 28 million gallons on the way. northern california is sending teams to help them recover from the storm. a second pg&e team to help restore power and coastguard teams from novato and alameda have been sent to that region. >>> under pressure to meet the immediate needs of his city, the mayor reversed himself and cancelled tomorrow's new york marathon. sergio quintana talked with bay area runners that were among 47,000 others in place for the world's largest marathon. >> this would have been the ninth marathon she participated in but she cancelled her plans after seeing the devastation is still dealing with. >> i didn't think it was right to pull resources to help runners when there is no power or today or heat. >> she along with half a dozen runners had trained for months to run the new york marathon. some did make the trip. chris king flew in and checked in for the race. >> we pi
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